(Montreal) The signing round continued Friday with the Montreal Alouettes, as the club announced that it had offered two more years to star linebacker Tyrice Beverette.

According to what The Canadian Press has learned, Beverette would receive a signing bonus of $65,000 for each of the two seasons and the agreement would have a total value of some $390,000.

The six-foot, 203-pound football player hit his stride in his second season with the team. The 28-year-old American was voted the Alouettes’ Most Outstanding Defensive Player and was selected to the Eastern All-Star team.

Beverette was among the CFL leaders in tackles and finished third in the league with 20 special teams tackles. He also had seven sacks, recovered four fumbles (a CFL high), including two returned for touchdowns, in addition to knocking down four passes.

This is another key element of coordinator Noel Thorpe’s defense that general manager Danny Maciocia has kept in Montreal after the new agreements announced with defensive end Shawn Lemon, linebacker Darnell Sankey and lineman Mustafa Johnson, among others.